Thursday, November 7, 2013

Roasted Chicken

About twice a week I roast a chicken (mostly for the bones for bone broth). I've tried several methods, but I keep coming back to the simplicity of this one.

What you need:
 1 whole organic chicken
 1/4 to 1/3 cup melted ghee (I melt mine in a stainless steel measuring cup)
 Garlic powder
 Sea salt

 Large baking dish with lid

What you do:
 Preheat oven to 300º
 Remove anything that is inside chicken
 Rinse chicken and pat dry with several paper towels
 Place chicken in oven-proof pan (one that has a lid)
 Use hands to coat chicken with melted ghee
 Sprinkle entire chicken with thyme, garlic powder, salt and pepper
 Place in oven, covered, for 2 hours
 Remove lid, increase temperature to 350º and cook for additional 30 minutes
 After chicken is cooked, drain off all of the liquid into glass jar. Once the liquid cools, put lid on and    refrigerate for later.

Remember to save all of the skin that was not eaten and the bones for making bone broth. Store bones and skin in freezer if not making broth immediately.

Ingredients from Trader Joe's: whole organic chicken
Ingredients from iHerb: ghee, organic thyme, organic garlic powder, Real Salt or Celtic Sea Salt, organic pepper
Find iHerb products here (Use code RIG870 for $10 off your first order!)

Benefits of using organic spices:
Why Consumers are Buying Organic Spices, by Mark Harris
Never Buy Meat, Potatoes or Herbs With This Label on it, by Joseph Mercola, DO


  1. This sounds so yummy, Alissa! What do you do with the liquid later?

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    2. The fat and gelatin are used for making the soup! Can't wait to see you SOON!